The Diva’s Challenge this week was to pick one of our early tiles, and redo it today using the same tangles. My “before” tile was done in September, 2011. I’d been tangling less than a month. The tangles were Cadent, Marasu, and Ennies. You’ll probably notice my Cadent looks a little wonky. It’s because I did it backwards (not on purpose)! In today’s tile Cadent is done in the more traditional way. I can see that my Marasu and Ennies are less rigid, and more organic than my earlier tile. I’ve learned to relax! Thanks for a fun challenge Laura!
This week Laura has asked us to return to our Zentangle roots. I used mu initial as a string and then randomly (using a numbers system) picked patterns to fill the sections… Avreal, Cogswheel, Festune, Kathy’s Dilemma, Raddox and Pea Knuckle. Although most of them aren’t patterns I would normally pick, it was relaxing to not having to think about what to choose next. I may do another and let mu muse pick the patterns!
Congratulations to Laura! Celebrating 5 years of the Diva Challenge using Auraknot, and Diva Dance (Rick and Maria’s gift to Laura). Thank you Laura for all your dedication and hard work that you do to keep the Diva’s Challenge up and running!
This week is a guest post. Dilip Patel, India’s first CZT, has challenged us to use one tangle to draw a tree to bring awareness to their importance in our environment. It could be any type of tree, but since The holidays are so close I decided to do a Christmas tree. I used one of my favorite tangles, Flux, and just a little bit of Diva Dance for the trunk.. I also added some colored lights.
This week’s challenge is a guest post by Paula Bramante , CZT. She suggested we use ceremonial stones as inspiration for our tiles. I thought about the stacked ceremonial stones I saw in Ireland that have been standing for thousands of years, each stone carefully balanced. Balance is important in life too! On the stones in my tile I’ve noted some of the things that help to keep my life in balance.